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Old 08-10-02, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default nvidea drivers on 2.4.18 Debian (3.0 woody)

Hi folks,

is anyone out here who's using the nvidea XFree86 drivers with Debian 3.0 woody successfully?

I installed the modules from the .tar.gz files with "make install" as described in the README, but without much luck. If I run X manually with "xinit", I get an error message saying that the "nvidea" module could not be found. The bizarre part of the story is that the module *is* in fact in the proper place:

# ls /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o

and even the kernel module is successfully running, as we see here:

# ls /proc/driver/nvidia/
agp cards version

# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model: GeForce3 Ti 200
IRQ: 5
Video BIOS: ??.??.??.??
Card Type: AGP

# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
NVRM version: NVIDIA NVdriver Kernel Module 1.0-2960 Tue May 14 07:41:42 PDT 2002
GCC version: gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)

# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/host-bridge
Host Bridge: SiS 735
Fast Writes: Not Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000207:0x00000000

# ls /dev/nvidia*
/dev/nvidia0 /dev/nvidia1 /dev/nvidia2 /dev/nvidia3 /dev/nvidiactl

/var/log/messages gives no hint at all what could
be wrong with it:

Aug 10 22:51:33 skywise kernel: nvidia: loading NVIDIA NVdriver Kernel Module 1.0-2960

No other error or warning messages here, all I get is a message from X saying that it doesn't find the nvidea driver....

Does anyone have a smart idea what I could be
doing wrong?

Thanks, Thomas
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